Hagerty Statement on the Gun Legislation

June 23, 2022

WASHINGTON—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) tonight released the following statement after opposing final passage of the gun legislation in the U.S. Senate:

“I have said for weeks that Congress should consider what it can do to address the root causes of senseless massacres that our country has seen far too often, but that any bill that infringes upon the Second Amendment right of law-abiding citizens would not have my support. Sadly, this legislation gives government officials and courts more power to restrict Tennesseans’ constitutional rights, which does not make anyone safer. This bill was also crafted without committee input or any opportunity to offer amendments on the Senate floor to improve or meaningfully examine the provisions.”